2020 NFL Draft: LSU’s Thaddeus Moss requires foot surgery

Thaddeus Moss at the NFL Combine

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – FEBRUARY 25: Thaddeus Moss #TE10 of the LSU Tigers speaks to the media at the Indiana Convention Center on February 25, 2020, in Indianapolis, Indiana. The 2020 NFL Draft hopeful will miss time with a foot injury. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) *** Local Capture *** Thaddeus Moss

LSU tight end Thaddeus Moss has suffered a Jones fracture in his right foot. Will this affect his 2020 NFL Draft stock? Find out here!

LSU’s tight end Thaddeus Moss, son of NFL legend and Hall of Famer Randy Moss, will not be participating in the NFL Combine, and likely won’t be doing any drills in the foreseeable future. It was announced today that Moss has a Jones fracture in his right foot, which was discovered in his combine physical as he preps for the 2020 NFL Draft.

Per Ian Rapaport, Dr. Robert Anderson is expected to perform the surgery. Rapaport also reported that while this injury will keep him out for the combine workouts and likely his pro day at LSU, it shouldn’t affect his draft stock and he should be ready to go for the start of the NFL season.

The injury is a break between the base and middle section of the fifth metatarsal of the foot. This can be a harrowing injury for a tight end, as a lot of pressure can be put on the foot while in-line blocking and running. The projected timeline for Moss’s injury should be between somewhere between 6-8 weeks.

Moss, a redshirt junior in 2019, had a standout season for the national champion Tigers, hauling in 47 catches for 570 yards and four touchdowns, including 2 in the national championship game against Clemson. Moss had previously transferred from North Carolina State to LSU in 2017 and had to sit out the 2017 season, as well as redshirting in 2018.

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He put up excellent performances in the College Football Playoffs, catching nine passes for 135 yards and three touchdowns against Oklahoma and Clemson. Moss is expected to be on a lot of teams’ radars for the NFL Draft in April.

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